from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as faburden.
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It contains some of the finest 16th-century masterpieces, ranging from the "_faux-bourdon_" style of Tallis's _Pieces and Responses_ to the most developed types of full anthem.
Later, the third below was transposed an octave higher, giving rise to the falso-bordone, faux-bourdon, or false bass.
[Footnote 37: _Faburdon_ = faux-bourdon, a simple kind of counterpoint to the church plain song -, much used in England in the fifteenth century.